Marshall Mullen recalls his experience, “while the majority evacuated, some residents stayed behind and defended their homes. Many were successful, and I was fortunate enough to be one of those people with the help of my two friends. We owe our gratitude to the firefighters, and everyone who stayed behind to protect anything they could. Considering the magnitude of the fire, an exceptional amount of homes were saved.” By the end of it all, many people were less lucky, with 1,500 structures and three lives lost to the Woolsey fire. 88% of the Santa Monica mountain range we call home burned.